Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

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Read Moonrise Online Free - 'They think I hurt someone.
But I didn't. You hear?
Coz people are gonna be telling you
all kinds of lies.
I need you to know the truth.'

Joe hasn't seen his brother for ten years, and it's for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row.

But now Ed's execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think ...

From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?

Title : Moonrise
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ISBN : 140886780X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 pages


Maddie (Heart Full Of Books) rated it ★★★★☆

July 26, 2017

All of the characters in this felt so strong and unique, even though you were only reading about them in around 150 word bursts! The plot really worked with the verse form, and the shift between past and present events was well managed.

Alessandra rated it ★★★★☆

August 06, 2017

"we aren't the worst things we did or the worst things that happened to us. We're other stuff too. Like.. the times we made cereal or watched Buffy the vampire slayer or helped an old lady off a bus. We're the good, the bad, and the stupid." I missed Sarah Crossan writing so much. This is a story abo...

Rebecca T rated it ★★★★☆

July 12, 2017

My heart.

Anisha rated it ★★★★☆

August 17, 2017

THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD BOOK I CANNOT EVEN STRESS THIS ENOUGH. I felt it covered such an important issue with such care and it made me so so so grateful I live in Australia. I was absolutely crying my eyes out and it is just so lovely and has to be read!

Tissy rated it ★★★★☆

August 04, 2017

Gosh this book has worn out my poor heart. My nerves are frazzled but it was brilliant AND devastating. In this story the narrator chronicles the harrowing count down (as the brother) of a young man on death row. As a result it gives a refreshing and provocative perspective that allows the idea o...

Alison rated it ★★★★☆

July 02, 2017

A novel written in verse about how powerless we are when faced with the justice system, and the emotional toll it can take on a person and their family.

Bridget rated it ★★★★☆

July 10, 2017

I've been thinking about this book a lot since I finished it yesterday. The story of Ed and Jo Moon and their family is very moving, well it would be, given Ed is on death row and due to execution in the very near future. Sadly the odds of saving Ed are stacked against him. Even though he didn't...

Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies) rated it ★★★★☆

July 16, 2017

Cried. Of course I did.

Alisha rated it ★★★★☆

August 10, 2017

I sobbed. This broke my heart. Full review is live

Graine rated it ★★★★★

June 10, 2017

Amazing! Once again, Sarah Crossan smashes my heart into tiny pieces. If you've ever had any doubts at all about how very wrong the death sentence is, read this book. And cry. Sarah Crossan's message comes across loud and clear - it's obviously something she feels passionate about - but she does i...

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